Black Meadowhawk - Sympetrum danae (Sulzer, 1776)

Range & Habitat:

Currently known from one record in Sussex County in 2002.

Should be looked for near wooded swamps and bogs in the highlands and valley & ridge areas.

Flight Season:
Early Date: 20 September
Late Date: 20 September

Flight season charts created from records in the official database maintained by Allen Barlow.

Male Lateral - Photo by R. Geerts

Mostly black, with variable yellow markings on the thorax and abdomen, more extensive in females.

Other small black odes either have black wing markings or do not occur in the habitat of Black Meadowhawk.

Conservation Status:
State: S? Not yet ranked
Global: G5 Secure globally, but possibly rare in parts of its range